July 19, 2016
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has issued a final rule for the Energy Conservation Program: Energy Conservation Standards for Dehumidifiers that imposes more stringent energy standards on dehumidifiers as detailed below:
|Portable dehumidifier product capacity||Minimum integrated energy factor|
|25.00 or less||1.3|
|50.01 or more||2.8|
This effective date of the final rule is August 12, 2016, but compliance with the amended standards established for dehumidifiers is required on or after June 13, 2019.